Villeret, Aisne

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Villeret
Commune
The town hall of Villeret
The town hall of Villeret
Villeret is located in France
Villeret
Villeret
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Villeret is located in Hauts-de-France
Villeret
Villeret
Coordinates: 49°57′11″N 3°11′38″E / 49.9531°N 3.1939°E / 49.9531; 3.1939Coordinates: 49°57′11″N 3°11′38″E / 49.9531°N 3.1939°E / 49.9531; 3.1939
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSaint-Quentin
CantonBohain-en-Vermandois
IntercommunalityPays du Vermandois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Marie
Area13.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (2012)2312
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code02808 /02420
Elevation97–147 m (318–482 ft)
(avg. 138 m or 453 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Villeret is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962413—    
1968390−5.6%
1975323−17.2%
1982291−9.9%
1990293+0.7%
1999311+6.1%
2008314+1.0%
2012312−0.6%

History[edit]

During the first World War, Villeret was under German occupation. Citizens of Villeret secretly sheltered a group of British soldiers who had become detached from their units in September 1914. Four of the men were discovered by the Germans and executed in 1916. This story was the subject of the 2011 book "The Englishman's Daughter / A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I" by Ben Macintyre. The early chapters of the book contain information on the history of Villeret.

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